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Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 11:55
Pakistan Deploy Thousands of Troops for Zimbabwe Security
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Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan's first home international in six years.

Thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed and helicopters will be buzzing over Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, which has been turned into a fortress for tomorrow's Twenty20 game against lowly Zimbabwe.

The fixture is Pakistan's first on home soil since 2009, when militants launched a gun attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore, killing eight police and civilians and leaving seven players wounded.

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